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The Arts & Culture series enriches our community with imagination and creativity. Whether reinventing the classics for a new audience or presenting an innovative new art form, these events are aimed at expanding horizons. From poetry to music to storytelling, this series leaves our audiences inspired, encouraged, and seeing the world with new eyes.
 
The Civics series at Town Hall shines a light on the shifting issues, movements, and policies, that affect our society, both locally and globally. These events pose questions and ideas, big and small, that have the power to inform and impact our lives. Whether it be constitutional research from a scholar, a new take on history, or the birth of a movement, it's all about educating and empowering.
 
The Science series presents cutting-edge research about biology, physics, chemistry, ecology, geology, astronomy, and more. These events appeal to many different levels of expertise, from grade school students to career scientists. With a range of relevant applications, including medicine, the environment, and technology, this series expands our thinking and our possibilities.
 
Love Town Hall? Become an insider! In The Moment with Jini Palmer offers a slice of Town Hall culture and puts you in the room for exclusive behind-the-scenes conversations. Listen in as a rotating cast of prominent local voices, along with Chief Correspondent Steve Scher, get to know upcoming speakers before they visit our stages. Get an insider perspective you won’t find anywhere else—a weekly snapshot of all things Town Hall. Fans of Seattle public radio will recognize Steve Scher from hi ...
 
Seattle’s watchdog Dori Monson holds government accountable, lampoons the “Seattle Process”, and keeps tabs on how your tax dollars get spent. Increasingly rare on Seattle radio, you’ll also hear exclusive long-form interviews with Northwest icons like Pete Carroll, Duff McKagan, and John Nordstrom. Tune in weekdays noon to 3pm on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM.
 
Join University of Washington professor Jeff Shulman for a seventh season exploring the far-reaching impacts of Seattle's physical and cultural transformation. Notable guests from earlier seasons of Seattle Growth Podcast include Hall of Famer Lenny Wilkens, 3-time NBA All-Star Detlef Schrempf, NBA champion Wally Walker, Sonics legend Slick Watts, Pete Nordstrom, Craig Kinzer, Port Commissioner John Creighton, Paul Lawrence, City Councilmember Tim Burgess, SDOT director Scott Kubly, Tim Burg ...
 
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In 2016, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump declared: “I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct.” This led many after his victory to blame “identity politics” for his win. When Trump was banned from Twitter, he claimed it was an assault on free speech. Columnist Nesrine Malik contended that both of these things we…
 
The United States is the only country in the world that sentences thirteen and fourteen-year old offenders, mostly youth of color, to life in prison without parole, regardless of the scientifically proven singularities of the developing adolescent brain. In 1991, Ian Manuel, then fourteen, was sentenced to life without parole for a non-homicide cri…
 
12PM - The Big Lead // Lemonade stand shut down, homeless camp okay // GUEST: King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office Casey McNerthney on their disappointment with a Judge's decision to lower bail for one of last week's shooters, victim died // Olympic activism See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
2PM - The Big Lead // Tumwater school district promotes safe, caring environment and also that every single Trump voter is a racist // GUEST: David Olson, Gig Harbor School District President, joins to talk about district unanimously voting to not teach CRT in classrooms // Gov. Inslee has made Washington State very dangerous // Awesome Audio of th…
 
12PM - The Big Lead // King County Courthouse rape attempt reactions // Crime around the region // GUEST: Trooper Rocky Oliphant on a wrong way driver in Everett who Troopers weren't able to pull over because of new pursuit laws // GUEST: Washington Policy Center's Liv Finne on CRT in WA State See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
2PM - The Big Lead // Biden requires all federal workers to be vaccinated // Attemped rape of pregnant woman by vagrant in King County Courthouse // Puyallup police called off K9 because of new laws // GUEST: Cliff McGrath, former SPU coach on the death of Ron Popeil // Awesome Audio of the Day See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
1PM - The Fastest 15 // Man held in attack on King County female courthouse worker, Seattle police say // College students say they're not proud to be Americans // GUEST: J. Vander Stoep, President of the Chehalis school board on CRT // Seattle gun violence See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
12PM - Puyallup murder - police called off police dog because of new laws // President of teacher's union insinuated that teachers may not return in the fall // Missouri Govenor angry at teacher's union statement // GUEST: Pierce County Public Information Officer Ed Troyer - On the new restrictions being put on police officers in WA State See omnys…
 
2PM- The Big Lead // GUEST: Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo on House Bill 1310 and its effects on the community and fighting crime // More on Gov. Inslee mask push, and the National mask push // Awesome Audio of the Day See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
 
1PM - The Fastest 15 // Homeless bazaar selling ‘stolen’ clothes, booze takes over prime Seattle location // Dori cautions his news media bretheren // Biden says we may end up in "shooting war" over cyber breach // CANCELLED: Camila Cabello for getting a spray tan - which they're calling black face // Hump Day with 710 ESPN's Brock Huard // King Co…
 
12PM - The Big Lead // Gov. Inslee on masking up again + child vaccinations + Delta variant // Democratic politicians, voters have made Washington State very dangerous // Kennewick Police had to let a rampage go on because of new law // Whatcom County arsonist goes on to commit string of crimes because of new laws See omnystudio.com/listener for pr…
 
2PM - The Big Lead // GUEST: Karlos Dillard, the man who says a white man confronted him at an Edmonds restaurant that resulted in the misidentification of a Seattle man resulting in his business being doxxed // Mayor Durkan on Seattle gun violence // Awesome Audio of the Day See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
12PM - The Big Lead // Bus stolen, Chelan Sheriff says they couldn't pursue thanks to new laws // King County parks is hiring someone who is supposed to identify why people don't want to go to the parks // Closing Ballard Commons Spray Park // GUEST: Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett on new laws preventing officers from pursuing a man just releas…
 
2PM - The Big Lead // Shootings in Seattle this weekend // Washington Post is very liberal - except when it comes to taxing billionaires // King Co. libraries to require masks - even if fully vaccinated // GUEST: Democratic Rep. Roger Goodman on House Bill 1310 - new law limiting police use of force in Washington // Awesome Audio of the Day See omn…
 
1PM - The Fastest 15 // Producer Nicole partied in Cle Elum + Sean took a boxing class // Dori's day crabbing adventure // Edmonds Tik Tok story // GUEST: Dean Worthy, was mis-identified on Tik Tok as a man who confronted a black man he thought was not going to pay for a drink - had his biz attacked, death threats // Biden highlight from the weeken…
 
2PM - The Big Lead // John Curley joins to chat about I-90 being closed in both directions near Cle Elum due to fire // Ninth Circuit favors Bothell church in case against state abortion coverage mandate // Bungee jumper’s mid-air heart attack after jumping with no cord // GUEST: Listener Jon Allen, retired Navy after 6 tours, says getting out of A…
 
1PM - The Fastest 15 // Northgate bridge will be named after Georgia congressman // Gov. Inslee wants all electric buses // Miscarriage is common, yet shrouded in stigma and shame; Amanda Knox wants to change that // The Cleveland Indians now known as The Cleveland Guardians // GUEST: Damian Greene, Whidbey Island School Board member who is conside…
 
12PM - The Big Lead // Show member on being forced to vaccinate, or get kicked out of UW // Drive-by shootings up 100% in Seattle - shootings at 5-year high in King County // GUEST: Gerard Thai, frustrated with crime at his Fremont apartment, got a motion detecting camera and confronts thieves with a bat and gun See omnystudio.com/listener for priv…
 
1PM - The Fastest 15 // Biden Town Hall on CNN // Stanford doctor says mandatory child vaccination is unethical // 7th anniversary of Beetle on Beatle crime // Fart humor at British Open // GUEST: Steve McElhenney, has been trying to protect his favorite West Seattle dog park from criminals // Dori takes a Washington Student Achievement Council sur…
 
12PM - The Big Lead // Rock Throwing + Camp cleared today // WSU Coach not getting vaccinated // Black Church in Central District wants land back from City // GUEST: Ann Davison, she's challenging Pete Holmes for city attorney // Priest quits after being tracked with cell phone See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Paul Shoemaker believes America is approaching a looming inflection point. The author and social impact leader says that the massive upheavals over the last year is emblematic of how the social, economic, and health challenges facing us in the 2020s are radically different from those we faced even one generation ago. But far from feeling downtrodde…
 
2PM - The Big Lead // Dori changes his tune about Space Bezos // GUEST: Trooper Chase VanCleave with WSP on I-5 overpass rock throwing // Edmonds politics "going communist" // GUEST: Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett on the letter he got signed by 37 of the 39 Sheriffs in Washington pledging to uphold the 2nd Amendment // Awesome Audio of the Day…
 
1PM - The Fastest 15 // A listener inspired Gov. Inslee parody song // The Dee Gees! // Covid bonuses for Island County government workers // Ben Carson says CRT robs children of American dream // Bellevue Schools: You are not a person, you're a race // Norwegian beach handball players get fined // Hump Day with 710 ESPN's Brock Huard See omnystudi…
 
12PM - The Big Lead // Rock throwing // Edmonds new report line // 37 of 39 Sheriff's signed a letter for constitutional rights - Mitzi did not // GUEST: Tam Trinh, a nurse whose car was hit by a rock on I-5 yesterday just before another victim chased the suspect down // Bremerton Football coach continues to fight, Dori still disagrees with his sta…
 
Jeff Bezos’ empire, once housed in a garage, now spans the globe. Between services like Whole Foods, Prime Video, and Amazon’s cloud computing unit AWS, plus Bezos’ ownership of The Washington Post, it’s nearly impossible to go a day without encountering its impact. Many argue we live in a world run, supplied, and controlled by Amazon and its found…
 
2PM - The Big Lead // GUEST: Joseph Gilbert, Director of Strategy at America's Frontline Doctors, on the lawsuit they filed to stop emergency use of Covid vaccines based on mortality data // Sydney tightens lockdown as Australia's COVID-19 cases rise // Fauci vs Rand Paul // Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkin is a "disastrous" mayor // Awesome Audio of the…
 
12PM - The Big Lead // Durkan blames WSDOT for rocks/bricks being thrown at vehicles, takes no responsibility // Car use is back to pre-pandemic level // GUEST: Randall O'Toole with The Cato Institute says Transit is dead // Maple Valley Hit and Run See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
1PM - The Fastest 15 // GUEST: The Outdoor Line's Tom Nelson joins Dori to discuss their most recent fishing adventure // Seattle mayoral candidate owes 20k in back rent // Seattle Mayor Durkin's new welcome back campaign // Beds for Olympic athletes are labeled "anti-sex" and made from cardboard, so athletes don't risk spreading covid // GUEST: Mi…
 
12PM - The Big Lead // More rocks/bricks thrown this weekend, Durkan comments // "Washington is Washingtested" // Gov. Inslee on vaccine hesitancy // GUEST: Victoria Taft on the eight people shot in Portland this weekend // Water restrictions are back // Biden and Harris vaccine hesitancy See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
2PM - The Big Lead // The “Shot of a Lifetime” $1 million prize winner, Kameron M., a 23 year-old motorcycle mechanic from South King County // Jeff Bezos’ ‘Space Penis’ Rocket Breaks Record // Twitter explodes after Psaki urges Big Tech to unite on bans for 'misinformation' spreaders + Biden accuses Facebook of ‘killing people’ amid censorship row…
 
1PM - The Fastest 15 // CANCELLED: Crossword Puzzles // Megan Fox clarifies comments calling Trump 'a legend': I don't align 'with any political party' // NFL messaging // GUEST: Seattle mother Katy Faust explains how to protect kids against cultural indoctrination // Unicode's New Emoji Finalists, Ranked See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inf…
 
1PM - The Fastest 15 // More on Gov. Inslee and climate change // Man screams, refuses to go down slide in hilarious video // Patriot's Cassius Marsh says he was treated poorly because he didn't have time to eat lunch // Record 93,000 overdose deaths during covid // Gayle King says unvaxxed family members are banned from her Thanksgiving dinner tab…
 
12PM - The Big Lead // GUEST: Former Sheriff John Urquhart defends the 911 dispatcher on Sherman's wife's call, explains procedure and training // Gov. Inslee says everything is climate change // Twitter upset with us for airing 911 call See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
 
“By turns raw and mystical, steeped in loss but also reconciliation, it is a book that challenges our preconceptions, in regard to content and form.” So says author David L. Ulin about The Spring, the debut book from author Annie Connole. Connole joined writer Frances McCue in a virtual conversation about the book-length lyric essay. Together, they…
 
What’s the state of downtown Seattle? How are businesses and other sectors navigating the ongoing impact of the pandemic, recent protests, lack of affordable housing, and other social and economic factors? Hear perspectives from leaders including Bob Donegan, President of Ivar’s, and Brian Surratt, Vice President of Real Estate Development and Comm…
 
12PM - The Big Lead // Richard Sherman latest // GUEST: WSP Trooper Rick Johnson on the Sherman incident beginning with a hit-n-run on 520 // Seattle Chop victim's mom speaks // New state law may be the reason for arson in SeaTac // Biden takes a page from Stalin See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
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